Dimmock full of praise for nursery garden design

Television garden and greenhouse expert Charlie Dimmock has praised staff and children at a nursery for their efforts in creating a new outdoor space.

A St Albans nursery has been praised for its new garden design after taking part in a nationwide project.

It was reported that all 135 Busy Bees facilities across the UK were sent packs to create Winnie the Pooh gardens as part of an effort to raise money for Great Ormond Street Childrens Hospital, the St Albans and Harpenden Review reported.

It revealed the St Albans branch had made it into the top ten favourites of celebrity gardener Charlie Dimmock.

"This entry impressed the judges with its colourful and creative design as well as interesting features including stepping stones and a vegetable patch," Dimmock told the publication.

She added it had particularly excited her interest thanks to its presentation.

Nursery manager Lorraine Middleton told the paper the children and staff had fun creating the plot.

The news follows a request by the Royal Horticultural Society for gardeners to get in touch to discuss how their more exotic plants coped with the Great British winter last year.